We are open Monday-Friday from 7am-6pm and weekends from 8am-6pm • Open Play Sunday-Friday 8am-5pm

ADULT PROGRAMS

The Art Factory is more than birthdays and kids classes, we have workshops for adults too!
Join us and explore your creative side. Try a new medium - you may even discover a new hobby.

You can also set up a private event, perfect for team building, corporate functions, girls night out, baby showers, bridal showers, bachelorette parties. We are happy to set up a private event at the Art Factory or we can bring the Art Factory to you! Give us a call to schedule.


ART METHODS FOR ADULTS
Mondays at 11am, starting in June will switch to 4pm

Take a moment for yourself Monday mornings and try out a new medium! Classes are typically 1-1.5 hours long and cover various art topics
(not to be confused with our Sunday Adult Art Workshop Program which goes more indepth in each topic, while there may be some overlap, you are welcome to attend both to build on and better enhance your skills). Choose your favorite or join us for all of our upcoming classes!

Upcoming Class Topics:
June 10th Drawing with Chalk Pastels
June 17th Painting with Acrylics
June 24th Palette Knife Painting


DIY DUNGEONS & DRAGONS
Mondays at 5:30pm

Join us as we combine the magic of crafting with the excitement of Dungeons and Dragons. Each session will combine hands-on crafting activities with informative demonstrations led by an experienced Dungeon Master and artist. Participants will have the opportunity to showcase their creations, receive feedback, and collaborate with fellow adventurers in a supportive and engaging environment.


ANIME DRAWING
Wednesdays at 6pm

A series of classes breaking down the art of anime by analyzing various elements from different shows, movies, and clips in order to apply them to the pieces we create. Each class will focus on different topics from character design to backgrounds featured in different anime. Through analyzing the anime we love, different drawing and art techniques and elements of design can be learned and further improved upon.

Upcoming Class Topics:
June 12th - How to Design an Anime Background
June 19th - Designing Chimera Ants from HunterxHunter
June 26th - Anatomy Basics
July 3rd - How to Draw in the Style of Persona5
July 24th - Compositions in Mob Psycho 100
July 31st - Line Weight in Sanrio Art

 

Check out our calendar to find a painting or date you wish to attend and register online.

CREATIVE CANVAS

Creative Canvas provides a fun, friendly environment for you to flex your artistic muscles! We have classes for adults, children, families and couples.

Our instructor will guide you through the featured painting giving you time to enjoy your friends’ company, meet new people and have a good time. There is no right or wrong in this class – join us for an experience and amaze yourself with your creative abilities.

You don’t have to be Van Gogh or Picasso to enjoy this experience. Come out for a fun time and go home with an amazing piece of art painted by YOU.


VDSA CREATIVE CANVAS FOR TEENS & ADULTS
*SPECIAL NEEDS FRIENDLY*
Fridays, monthly at 12:30pm

Creative Canvas at the Art Factory exclusive adaptive painting class for individuals with disabilities and Virginia Down Syndrome Association. This class is opening to individuals with Down syndrome or other disabilities.

For homeschoolers ages 13 and all adults with Down syndrome or other disabilities welcome. Seasonal canvas painting for each class.

STILL LIFE MEDIUMS
5 weeks program, beginning June 7th at 10:30am

Explore the timeless art of still life through a diverse array of mediums in this captivating class. Delve into composition, spatial relationships, and the nuances of each medium as we create unique still life arrangements using acrylic painting, pastel, graphite, watercolor, and collage.


ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Friday, June 21st at 10:30am

Let’s get together to sketch bananas, then make our own banana split creations to eat. There will be a banana split panel of judges and a prize for the winner!


ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM
Fridays, beginning July 19th at 10:30am

In this series we will reference famous abstract expressionists for inspiration and explore abstract art incorporating different mediums. we will learn about mark making, splatter, drips, color blocking, layering, and more.

ADULT ART WORKSHOPS
Sundays at 5pm

These classes are part of an ongoing art program for adults. Classes are typically 1.5-2 hours long and cover various art mediums. Choose your favorite topics or join us for all of our upcoming classes! Students explore their creativity while forming meaningful connections within their community. Our classes aim to improve the health and well-being of students through art.

Choose a topic that interest you and sign up per class. Save 10% when you register online for 2 or more classes.


PAINTING WITH ACRYLICS
June 16th at 5pm

Ignite your creativity as you paint fiery scenes with acrylics, mastering techniques to capture the dynamic energy of flames.


PALETTE KNIFE PAINTING
June 23rd at 5pm

Experience the freedom of expression and bold texture as you create stunning landscapes using palette knives, exploring dynamic techniques and captivating compositions in this immersive painting class.

Check out our calendar to find an event you wish to attend and register online.

Wooden Sign Design

 

Our instructor will guide you through the process of creating your own custom wooden sign in this 2 ½ hour class. From sanding and staining to stenciling and painting, you will learn to work with natural wood grains, knots and textures. You will leave with a piece of art that is one of a kind.

Even if you have never lifted a paintbrush, not to mention woodworking tools, this class is for beginners or expert artisans alike. Our designer will make stencils that allow you to customize your sign with your family name, children’s names, monogram, or special dates in your life. You will also have the opportunity to choose paint colors and wood stain that best coordinate with your style and taste.


WOODEN DOOR HANGERS
Thursday, March 14th at 6:30pm

 

Join us to paint decor for your front door! Choose the door hanger of your choice - We have round signs as well as cutouts in seasonal shapes, holiday themed, and greetings. We will have all the paint colors and supplies to create your perfect door hanger during this event.


Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the adult classes like? Come with friends, or meet the person next to you. Our instructor will guide you step by step through creating your own unique works of art. Classes are laid back, no pressure. Music playing, we want you to relax and have a great time!  

Are children allowed to attend an adult class? Due to the level of difficulty or type of event, we offer many different sessions- teens only, adults only, just for kids and fun for the whole family! Those specified for adults are for 18+. Please check our calendar for age appropriate classes.

Do I need to sign up in advance? Yes! We do ask that you register online in advance (if you need help registering please give us a call!) This allows us to prepare materials for those classes that require custom stencils, and ensure we have enough supplies as well as staff to work the event. Classes that do not meet enough sign ups will unfortunately be canceled. Help us keep our calendar full of fun events by registering online and invite your friends!

What do I wear? We provide aprons, but we recommend wearing something you wouldn’t mind getting paint on. Remember - we are using acrylic paints so you may want to leave your nice items, shoes or purses at home! The Art Factory and Party Place cannot be responsible for any paint damage.

If I come with a friend or a group, can we all sit together? We encourage you to arrive 10 minutes early to select a seat. If you are coming with a group of 5 or more, let us know in advance and we will try to make arrangements.

Can I bring in an adult beverage? You are welcome to bring in a non-alcoholic beverage with you.

Can I tip the Instructor? Tips are greatly appreciated.

Can we host a private event? Yes! Please give us a call with a date or two already in mind. There is an 8 person minimum for private events.

Can I schedule a party at my location? Absolutely! We’d be happy to bring the Art Factory to you! Please give us a call with a date or two already in mind. Please keep in mind these classes can be messy and each guest will need a considerable amount of work space. A travel fee may apply. There is a 8-person minimum for private events.

What is your cancellation policy? Our classes are non-refundable. Cancellations made 72 hours prior to the class will be given a credit to reschedule for a future event.

Changes: Classes with customized items may request personalization changes up until 5 days prior to the event. At this point stencils will be made and there will be a $10 recut production fee.

Please Note: The Art Factory and Party Place reserves the right to cancel a painting session at any time due to class size, weather, sickness, etc. If we feel we need to cancel a workshop or event, every attempt will be made to notify those that have signed up for the session. If you paid online, you will be given the option of rescheduling your session or a refund will be made.